Getting from Siem Reap to Koh Kood (or the reverse) is another great new transfer route which has opened up over the last few years.
This service, along with similar transfers to and from Koh Chang, provides a quick and safe solution for travellers wishing to combine a trip to the Cambodia Angkor Wat temple complex with some time out on a Thai beach.
Private Transfer – Siem Reap to Koh Kood
To make the journey in one day, you will need to use a private transfer via the border at Poipet (Cambodian side)/Aranya Prathet (Thai side). This enables you to reach Laem Sok, the departure pier for Koh Kood, in time for the final daily boats at 14.20 and 15.00. There is a vehicle change at the border.
With an early pick-up directly from your hotel in Siem Reap at 05.00 to 07.00, you will reach the border on the Cambodian side at around 07.30 to 09.30.
After stamping out of Cambodia at their Immigration booth, you then walk across to Thailand. At Thai Immigration, they stamp you into the country with either a free 30 day visa exemption (most countries) or you activate a pre-bought tourist visa.
On some days, this visa processing can be relatively quick but it’s just as well to gear yourself up for some queueing. Public holidays in particular can be very slow indeed (2 hours).
Just over the border on the Thai side, you meet your new driver at a pre-arranged place. We are online throughout so everything is co-ordinated. The transfer down to Laem Sok Pier takes around 3.5 hours.
For the Siem Reap to Koh Kood private transfer, prices start from 6,550bt for 2/3 persons in a private car. This does not include the boat tickets as Koh Kood does not have car ferries.
The 14.20 Boonsiri catamaran is 600bt per person and takes an hour. This includes a free share shuttle taxi from the arrival pier at Ao Salad to your resort. The 16.00 Seudamgo mini catamaran is the same price, bit quicker. It also has a free transfer from the same pier to your resort
Koh Kood to Siem Reap – Private Transfer
Of course, the transfer is also available in the opposite direction, Koh Kood to Siem Reap.
Taking the first boat off the island at 09.00, the Boonsiri catamaran, you dock at 10.00 at Laem Sok Pier. The Thai driver meets you directly off the boat and whisks you up to the border at Aranya Prathet. We recommend getting a Cambodian e-visa in advance. The official government site is here. You can get them at the border too but it so much easier if you pre-buy.
Once stamped into Cambodia, ourdriver waits at a pre-arranged spot just 10 metres from Immigration. Indeed, some days, he can meet you directly at the exit door. We are online during the whole process to help. You will reach your hotel in Siem Reap mid to late afternoon.
For the Koh Kood to Siem Reap, our private transfer start from 6,950bt for 2/3 pax in a private car. This excludes the boat tickets, with the 09.00 boat at 600bt per person. This once again includes a free shuttle taxi from your resort to the departure pier.
If you would like to book this Siem Reap to Koh Kood private transfer service or if you need a quotation, please contact us here.
Please state the date of travel, how many people in your party, your hotels in Siem Reap and Koh Kood. We will back to you within 24 hours with a confirmed price and availability.
We can organise the boats too to complete the package.
UPDATED November 23
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